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Shoring Up Sourcing Strategies for the Future

Recent crisis such as the pandemic, extreme weather events and material shortages are incenting original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to take a fresh look at their sourcing strategies. Their main objective is to try and balance short-term cost savings with reduced risk over the long term. While leveraging low cost manufacturing in distant regions was embraced… Read More »

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The High Stakes World of Medical Device Repair

The latest advances in medical devices and equipment are changing the way the medical community and patients manage health and disease. For patients waiting for results from blood tests or nasal swabs, highly-complex fluid analysis equipment provides results faster than ever, which is critical for containing infectious diseases like COVID-19 or identifying and treating other… Read More »

Driving Innovation in Irish Medtech

For a country of 5 million people, Ireland has punched above its weight over the past few decades in the global medtech industry. Many years ago, Ireland recognized that both research and development (R&D) and innovation were critical to medtech’s success. In addition to providing financial support via research, development and innovation tax credits, the… Read More »

Improving Supply Chain Resiliency

Supply chains are almost always under some sort of new stress in modern times, whether it was the Japanese tsunami and Thailand floods back in 2011, tariffs and material shortages in 2018, or the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve learned a lot, especially during the global pandemic, but there’s little time to sit back and reflect.… Read More »

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Celebrating Black Belt Certifications at Sanmina Penang

It’s been twelve years since Chan Chun Mun joined Sanmina’s facility in Penang, Malaysia. As an industrial engineer, he must deeply understand customer requirements related to demand and assembly processes, in order to design the operator loading system in a way that ensures production activity will fulfill customer demand. After designing a few options, choosing… Read More »

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Employee Spotlight: Varun Kesavkumaran

Can you share a bit about your professional background? After completing my engineering degree in India, my first job was for a manufacturer of stainless steel products. That experience made me want to learn more about manufacturing, so I decided to get my masters in the U.S. At the same time, I worked at Universal… Read More »

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Employee Spotlight: Uma Patravali, VP of Project Management & Onboarding

Can you share a bit about your current position and professional background? I first got into manufacturing by working at my father’s factory in India. After receiving my Masters in Industrial Engineering, I took on various quality engineering roles at companies in the US, including positions at GE and Creation Technologies. My career at Sanmina… Read More »